You never know who’s watching…

Written by Greg Alcorn on August 11, 2011
contact center consultants

When I was a cheerleader in high school and college, my coaches would always say, without fail “You never know who’s watching.” Well, you never know how true this is until someone surprises you. On July 11th, I spent the entire day with United Way. Since GCS contributes to the United Way campaign every year,

Ron Rowan, GCS’s first employee!

Written by Greg Alcorn on August 9, 2011
call center outsourcing services

With the 10 year anniversary of the company comes 10 year employee anniversaries, too. This summer saw the first 10-year employee anniversary. Ron Rowan was recognized at the Strategic Planning Session in Salisbury in June. We sat down with Ron to find out what he thinks about celebrating this milestone. Prior to joining GCS, what were

Four Absolutes of Quality

Written by Greg Alcorn on August 8, 2011
call center technology

In the 1980’s, Philip Crosby came up with the Four Absolutes of Quality. We have used the Four Absolutes as the foundation for planning sessions, key decision-making and process improvement. I’m not a big fan of how Dr. Crosby originally wrote his Absolutes, so I’ll paraphrase: Conform to client’s expectations Prevention, not appraisal Zero defects

Improving Corporate Communications (Tips to Implement at Your Contact Center)

Written by Greg Alcorn on July 13, 2011
contact center outsourcing

What’s that saying –“Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Who even has an hour these days? Let’s face it: a lot goes on at a contact center. You have shift changes, shift meetings, new hires, training, calls, coaching, breaks -the list goes on. With all that activity, effective communication is necessary to keep all associates on the same page. A small breakdown in communication could lead to potentially disastrous missteps. Effective communication can mean minimal mistakes, easier transitions, smooth workflow and happier associates. What do happier associates mean for your site? That’s right- better performance!

The Outsourcing Institute’s Roadshow (Innovations in Outsourcing & Surprising Challenges Being Faced)

Written by Greg Alcorn on July 6, 2011
contact center consultants

Recently I attended my first outsourcing road show which was designed for buyers and providers of Outsourcing Services to openly discuss current challenges. Although a percentage of the road show was focused on unique challenges to the IT/application development space, most topics were very applicable to contact center outsourcing as well. This full-day event was

Tips for Selling Anything!

Written by Greg Alcorn on June 7, 2011

We did a webinar with the ABIA yesterday.  We covered some marketing and communication tips and best practices for your agency.  Here are some of the tips that were covered. 1. Feet on the Street still work Keep yourself visible at all times. Promote your agency both internally and externally. Everyone you know should know what

Recap of the Call Center Optimization Forum in Charlotte

Written by Greg Alcorn on April 21, 2011

If a genius and a moron had a conversation, which one would learn the most? There is an old proverb that starts by asking “if a genius and a moron had a conversation, which one would learn the most?” The answer – “the genius” because the genius is naturally and constantly curious, while the moron